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2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B23
This customer and her family never have less than 5-8 VW/Audi vehicles. They are all maintained impeccably. If I die & come back I want to be her car. Around 85K miles this 3.0 Avant had Bank 1 cat replaced at the dealer..factory cat. Think there was a warran...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDB2010282
Itís been a while since Iíve done a CSI system, hopefully someone can still remember how to fix these things, the problem I got is the EMA (electro-magnetic actuator) keeps leaking, I thought it was the O rings but looks like the plastic body is bleeding out f...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L foward shifts VIN: WDBA28E0VF
Need help MB techs out there: this c280 came in limp mode. (in D is stuck in 2nd or 3rd..). found code p0715: input/turbine speed sensor circuit. replaced the conductor plate (turbine speed sensor is part of it?)on top of the valve body with new one. reset cod...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDBNG75J32
Ok this Mercedes is really giving me a headache. Initially it came in with a list of faults a mile long. the ECM has a fault for the trans. I replaced the Trans module and it now sets the P2502 fault. I have taken care of everything else in the car it's the on...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L no cooling VIN: 123JDFJOC4
Thanks in advane for helping i have this mb that is not cooling,we did a evac and recharge to make sure levels are right cooling fan is working i was wondering if there was something common for no cooling.i hooked up my launch and under powertrain pid for a/c ...
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP0CB299X4
Vehicle towed to shop. When started exhaust smoke was so heavy fire dept showed up. Check and found coolant reservoir empty. Drained oil reservoir, turbos and engine and found coolant and oil mixed and approximately 20 to 25 quarts of fluid came out. Added coo...
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L hvac blower motors VIN: SCAZN02A2K
does anyone have electrical diagrams and locations for the blower motor system on this car?this vehicle has two blower motors,left and right,cannot locate blower resistor.please help
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L ABS communication VIN: YS3ED49ZX3
Replace ABS ecm w/ new unit, problems remain.
1975 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1552012280
Beetle drove to shop with alternator not charging, tested had 8 volts and 5 amps, removed items to get alternator off car , reinstalled all items and now car starts up runs for few seconds and dies, has good injector pulse and 33lbs of pressure. Acts like when...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B7X
Hi guys this passat came in with an intermittent no start after a heat soak.We have good fuel pressure and no codes.We where able to catch the problem one time in the shop. We had no injector pulses on the noid lamp and showed good fuel pressure on a mechanica...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: VWVW4FYLMO
This car will not take the gas at all. When it is cold it will only sit and ideal , if you hit the gas it falls flat on its face. Plugs were real bad looking. They looked like they have been buring oil. The coil pack was replaced along with plugs , wires. the ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0301
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Lots of black smoke VIN: 3VWDT71K25
Thanks in advance, this one has us stumped, when the car is accellerated from a dead stop as it goes int 2nd gear a large puff of black smoke from the tail pipe, also feels like a slight misfire, the turbo spools up but feels inactive till about 2000 rpms. The...
1993 Volvo 940 T 2.3L evaorator VIN: YXN6788890
Howdy Iatn folks, I have a leak on this Volvo evaporator and need to replace it. Any tips and tricks that will save years of my life are greatly appreciated, and also archived. thanks in advance, brother Dee

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2005 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L radio reception VIN: WAUAC48H95
Well, we sent this car home without being repaired. We replaced the amp and that didn't work so I declined any further loses. The customer will either take it to the dealer or sell it. Thanks for the help.
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Lighting VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
Well not too much info gained from Iatn on this vehicle. I ended up making a educated guess based on the fact all my powers and grounds were present at the All Activity module. After replacement and programming the interior lights came back to life and all is ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Cuts out VIN: WDBUF76J23
Thanks to all who helped. It definitely is not a pedal position sensor fault. The ME appears to be the culprit. This is a fourth car for this customer so they are going to take some time to decide how they want to procede so I will close this post for now and ... Trouble codes: C151B.
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOJB0920F
thanks to all who replied after checking the obvious again found long injector on time (pulse width) this vehical not equipted with a cold start injector has a cold start solinoid similar to a air bypass valve installed a known good ecu and that corected the p...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L thermostat VIN: 3VWSC29M4T
Thanks for all the quick responses to this problem. You would think tht VW would have learned from BMW that plastic impellars are junk and cost the customer alot of money when not necessary. Over the wekend i replaced the pump with a steel impeller pump. All t...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L internal oil leak VIN: WVWPD63B73
From what all the guys said it seemed to me the only "for sure" way to differentiate between the PVC and the turbo leaking was to pull both the input and output turbo hoses and clean them, then disconnect the PVC input hose, and plug the hole left on the input...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Engine VIN: YV1VS29542
Thanks for all the help, I checked out all of your suggestions. Henrik hit the nail on the head. The last shop that worked on this car had changed the transmission and had left the rubber disc's out of the mount at the transmission. This allowed the engine to ...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1CM91H94
Well thanks for the few replies I received. I did check the fuses and relays that were mentioned and all had power and not blown fuses and the relay was ok. I think there may be can bus problem. Maybe my scan tool doesn't have the software to talk to it but, I... Trouble codes: 6C48, 1A53, 1A03, 1A64, E000 (Communication with control module faulty signal faulty communication).
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